18 February 2011 - NATO PARLIAMENTARY ASSEMBLY MEMBERS MEET IN BRUSSELS
Some 179 Members of the NATO Parliamentary Assembly (NATO PA) will meet in Brussels from Sunday 20 February to Tuesday 22 February for a wide ranging review of current security issues affecting the Alliance.
Over a span of three days the members will meet with NATO Secretary General, Anders Fogh Rasmussen and the Ambassadors from NATO member countries as well as other senior officials to discuss NATO’s post-Lisbon agenda, plans for transition in
In addition, members will receive briefings from European Union officials on trade and economic issues of mutual concern across the Euro-Atlantic area. Continuing with this theme, the members of the Economics and Security Committee will meet in
Distinguished speakers include:
Dirk Brengelmann, Assistant Secretary General for Political Affairs and Security Policy, responsible for advising the Secretary General on political issues affecting the
Martin Howard, Assistant Secretary General for Operations, responsible for support to the Secretary General on the political directions and management of NATO military operations in
Gabor Iklody, Assistant Secretary General for Emerging Security Challenges, responsible for advising the Secretary General on the development on policy on non-traditional issues such as cyber-defence and defence against weapons of mass destruction.
Patrick Auroy, Assistant Secretary General for Defence Investment, responsible for advising the Secretary General on the development of commonly-funded defence projects such as Alliance Ground Surveillance and NATO area missile defence
General Manfred Lange, Chief of Staff, SHAPE
Lieutenant General Frank J. Kisner, Commander, NATO Special Operations Headquarters
Karel De Gucht, Commissioner for Trade, European Commission
Carlos Braga, World Bank Special Representative and Director, External Affairs